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Hunger & Poverty
David Guervil, who’s been consulting for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Haiti throughout political unrest, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Saturday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake and the tropical storm that followed, told an online gathering Thursday that most Haitians survive “on a daily basis. Every day they have to fight. Every day they struggle for the next day.”
A partnership between Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church in Detroit and an organization that works to reduce food waste is helping to feed the hungry while also helping to protect the planet.
During the dinner break on the final day of the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference Sunday, participants were treated to images of a minister in a clerical collar blessing a crawfish, a seven-person congregation that installed solar panels on its church building, a woman tending her church grounds with Earth-friendly lawn-care equipment and more.
It’s little wonder that Hussam Qumsieh dreams of peace.
To raise money for hunger awareness, a 61-year-old pastor is repeating a cross-country biking adventure that he made 44 years ago.
In 2010, Cindy Corell was a journalist working in the Washington, D.C. area when she attended a lecture by Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat.
The work of the Church moves us towards the day when people will come from all corners of the world to feast at a common table.
The Rev. Dr. Jean Kim, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor who founded 15 programs to support people experiencing homelessness, died in Everett, Washington, on July 3 at age 86.
First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown in Yorktown Heights, New York recently became a Hunger Action Congregation, capping off a long tradition of serving the community through a food pantry and other endeavors.
Homeless is particularly acute as a result of the pandemic, and there are many ways for churches to get involved in affordable housing.